Volumes were up 10.4 percent from 2014, but on 7.4 percent fewer ships calling at the port, indicating that much of the cargo is arriving on larger ships, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The German ocean carrier's "Watchdog" software flagged more shipments both because of an increase in business and stricter regulations following the explosions in Port Tianjin last year.
The 25-member crew of the Safmarine Kuramo are reported to be safe after the vessel was boarded by armed hijackers off the coast of Nigeria Friday night.
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The French ocean carrier has doubled the size of its offices on Reunion Island, and plans to make the overseas French department its hub in the Indian Ocean.
2015 was a strong year for the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville, located on the Ohio River in metro Louisville, especially for metal and grain shipments.
The Perla del Caribe, the sister ship of world’s first containership fueled by liquid natural gas, is expected to enter service for TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico next month.